Talis, a SAGE Publishing Company extends its congratulations to the library team at Okanagan College, upon their successful transition from Voyager ILS to the FOLIO Library Services Platform.
This transition also places Okanagan College as the first FOLIO site in Canada, and the first institution integrating Talis Aspire with FOLIO globally. Okanagan College is leveraging the FOLIO platform using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services for hosting and service support.
The Library Director at Okanagan College, Ross Tyner, shares that "as early adopters of Talis Aspire in Canada, we recognized that we had found in Talis a partner who could help us provide a consistent student experience, even as we work to iteratively improve our library's IT ecosystem. Talis Aspire is now providing real-time insight into library holdings, directly within our learning management system."
Talis CEO Alison Spencer adds "Talis is committed to providing a platform-neutral resource list solution. Okanagan College's move to FOLIO demonstrates the flexibility of the Talis Aspire architecture. Having adopted Talis Aspire in 2019, Okanagan College continues to be a valuable participant in our expanding Talis Aspire community in North America, and we applaud their success."
Talis Aspire goes beyond Course Reserves, enabling faculty to build comprehensive lists of resources to promote a richer, more nuanced perspective to students. Copyright audit trail and collection-development data help extend the system's impact on the library and faculty members as well.
Talis is a part of the SAGE Publishing group, and provides technology solutions designed to enhance teaching & learning outcomes, globally. Talis Aspire is an online resource list tool that integrates seamlessly with any Learning Management System and Library Services Platform. Talis Elevate promotes active learning and enhances student engagement with materials of all types.
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About Okanagan College
Okanagan College is a public, post-secondary institution with over 120 certificates, diplomas, degrees and programs including apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship trades programs. Its largest campus is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1963, Okanagan